Walton County

Suspect dead after being shot by Walton County deputy, GBI says

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A 63-year-old man is dead after being shot by deputies at a home off of Hwy. 11 in Walton County, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the shooting took place just before noon on North Highway 11 just outside of Monroe city limits.

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GBI investigators say that they responded to the home on Hwy. 11 twice on Monday morning.

The second time they responded to the home, a 911 caller said Dennis McCullers was acting violently and holding a baseball bat and possibly a handgun.

When officers arrived, they found McCullers with a gun. Deputies attempted to get McCullers to drop the gun, but he pointed it at them instead.


The deputies fired their weapons, striking McCullers. He was later pronounced dead.

The GBI’s Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy.

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The GBI says this is the 86th officer-involved shooting they have been asked to investigate in 2022.